Nelson Fitch
Taylor Weatherby
March 02, 2015 AT 08:50 PM EST

HarperCollins announced Monday that Veronica Roth, author of the famed Divergent series, will be writing a new two-book series. Currently untitled, one is expected to be published in 2017 and the other in 2018. Roth hasn’t shared many details about her new series, other than that it is in “the vein of Star Wars and the story will follow a boy’s “unlikely alliance” with an enemy, she told the Associated Press. The author also said that the character was the starting point for the two books, with all other elements and a “substantial portion of the plot” following. (ABC News)

Devoted Harry Potter fans can live their Hogwarts dream by attending College of Wizardry, a four-day Wizard School LARP (live action role playing) event in which participants will be able to attend classes to “learn the magical arts,” meet magical creatures, and – perhaps the best part – spend three nights in a castle in Poland. Founder have created a crowdfunding site to raise the $50,000 needed to host three sessions in November. College of Wizardry held a successful LARP event in November 2014, planning two more for April 2015, which sold out immediately. Just two days into the current campaign, fans have already pitched in more than $19,000. If the event can fundraise $1 million by the end of the campaign on April 29, the college will have a castle of its own. (The Telegraph

Nearly two years after Paula Deen was dropped from Random House, the celebrity chef has a new agreement with Hachette Book Group. The sales and distribution agreement will allow Hachette to internationally distribute all of Deen’s titles that were released under her Paula Deen Ventures label. According to Hachette, the titles lean toward Deen’s healthier recipes. The first book, Paula Deen Cuts the Fat, will be published in September, with other titles, such as The Lady & Sons and A Savanna Country Cookbook, also coming in the future. (Publisher’s Weekly)

Professional U.S. soccer player Alex Morgan signed a memoir deal with Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (SBYR). Titled Breakaway, the Olympic gold medalist’s book will follow Morgan from her beginnings in the American Youth Soccer Organization to her role in the 2015 Women’s World Cup. Similar to Morgan’s 2013 series, The Kicks, which SBYR also published, Breakaway will be geared toward a teen audience. It will be available on June 2. (GalleyCat)

Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang will write stories for DC Comics’ Superman series, the comic book publisher recently announced. Yang was brought on the Superman team because the company is striving “to bring greater diversity to its books,” according to Tor.com. The issues that include Yang’s stories will also feature artwork by John Romita Jr. DC Comics hopes this combination will present the superhero “in a more contemporary light.” (GalleyCat)

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